Ever thought that every piece of watchmaking greatness is only secluded to the aspects of mechanical engineering in itself? In so far as, that any piece with electronics is not considered a luxury watch nor is it consider a haute horlogerie. Well, today I present to you something out of the norm, or simply something that is out of this world.
Bond is back, and better than ever. The up and coming Bond movie “SkyFall” may have set its eyes to become another blockbuster hit. It is of course inevitable that Omega will be pushing a new piece for the ole James Bond to adorn. Being the ambassador of Omega that he is.
The Hamilton Ventura timepiece has been with the Men In Black series since its debut. Ten years later, Hamilton re-introduced its timepiece of choice for the series with the all new Ventura XXL as its official timepiece for Men In Black 3. With high end horology becoming more and more popular these days, the makers at Hamilton opted for an automatic version of the Ventura, powered by the widely used and robust ETA-2824 movement instead of a battery powered module like its original.
The rise of what watch collectors like to call the 21st century golden age of watchmaking also marks the rise of the big watch syndrome. In today's fashion standards, a 42mm case diameter watch is considered the bare minimum of what a man should wear, anything smaller are more or less relegated to the ladies.
Recently, at the Antiquirium auction, one extremely lucky person went home with the coveted Audemars Piguet Royal Oak timepiece for 40,000 CHF ($42,500 including buyer's premium). What made this timepiece so special is because this is one of the original A-series Royal Oak that had the AP logo above the 6 o'clock position.
I've been writing a lot about digital watches the past week or so. With staple giants such as the likes of Casio G-Shocks and the jaw-dropping and eye-popping HD3 Slyde to finish off last week's digital watch craze. But think of this, the digital watches of today were either for fashionistas who once a new piece every now and then, cause they're simply insanely cheap compare to their mechanical counterparts, along with the convenience of usage and repeatability of it.
Every month, we seem to be getting new color variations to the vast G-Shock collection of digital watches. There is no doubt in our mind that the Casio G-Shock revolutionizes the whole indestructible watch category and doing so made the G-Shock probably the most popular Japanese made watch in history.
Piaget, the makers of the world's thinnest automatic movement has yet created another piece that is simply elegance defined. The Altiplano Ultra Thin has been on the limelight of dress watches for years, boasting a piece that is insanely thin for an automatic watch and yet insanely good-looking.
Last week, we gave you the Christophe Claret X-TREM-1 uber timepiece. Coupling magnetic fields with the mechanism of a watch is simply a mind-blowing feat any horologist can do. But we're done yet with this one of a kind pieces. We show you now, the HYT H1, the first mechanical watch to be fully integrate with fluid mechanics. Yes you heard me right, in other words I give you liquid timekeeping created by the hydro mechanical horologists of HYT.
Since 1972, the Royal Oak has been the epitome of luxury sports watch industry. In fact, it revolutionizes the whole sports watch industry and raise it up to the standards of luxury. Inventing a whole new category of fine wristwatches. It was a feat so incredible that even the likes of Patek Philippe went ahead with their own version of the said piece.